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Locke, L. Leland (Leslie Leland), b. 1875
Locke, David C.
Dates:
1932-1937
Size:
1 Volume (approximately 50 leaves, ill., 36 cm.)
Collection ID:
SIL-DL.MSS001779B
Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries

Scrapbook consisting mainly of miscellaneous newsclippings from the New York Tribune and other sources dating from 1932 and 1937, apparently compiled by David C. Locke, a public school administrator in Monaca, Beaver Co., Pennsylvania. Many of the articles have a general focus on education (particularly with a technical, scientific, or mathematical theme, such as the ideas of Albert Einstein); also represented are news stories on Pennsylvania history; medical trivia; inventions; eugenics; highway design; calendar reform; the metric system; government service (federal and local); alcohol and post-Prohibition American culture; brain teasers and puzzles; poetry; prayers; and comics. There are also some handwritten genealogical details about the Locke family.

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Grant, George B. (George Barnard), 1849-1917
Philadelphia Bank Note Company (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Bollée, Léon, 1870-1913
Centennial Exhibition (1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.)
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Dates:
1873-1896
Size:
1 Volume (approximately 70 leaves, ill., 34 cm.)
Collection ID:
SIL-DL.MSS001780B
Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries

Scrapbook compiled by George Barnard Grant (inventor of Grant's calculating machine), a businessman based in Lexington and Boston, Massachusetts, containing printed ephemera, machine manuals, handwritten and typescript notes and correspondence, photographs, patent applications, and other papers relating to calculating machines, inventors, the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia, and Grant's patent dispute with Léon Bollée in the 1880s. Some of the other inventions and companies referenced in the scrapbook include: Baldwin's calculating machine; Reliance Machine Works (B.F. Quimby); Baldwin's arithmometer; Teasdale's calculating machine; American Type Machine Co. (Westcott type casting and setting machine); Babbage's difference engine; Warren on the Thomas De Colmar calculating machine; Warren Bros. calculating engine; Tendollaradder (Grant Calculating Machine Co.); tabulating machine of G. & E. Schuetz; the Pidgin Electric Calculating Machine Co.; Webb's adding machine; Sir William Thomson's harmonic analyzer; L. Bollée's calculating machine; Grant's ciphering hand-organ; and Hattersley composing and distributing machines.

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Creators:
Museums of the Peaceful Arts.
Locke, L. Leland (Leslie Leland), b. 1875
United States National Museum
Dates:
1873-1939
Size:
0.5 Linear Feet (3 v., ill. (some col.), 28-38 cm.)
Collection ID:
SIL-DL.MSS001781B
Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries

Scrapbooks compiled by Leslie Leland Locke, chiefly containing notes and ephemera on the history of calculating machines and typewriters, information on inventors, and notes for Locke's own collection of calculating machines. Some of the inventors, correspondents, inventions, companies, and agencies referenced include: Charles Babbage; Frank Stephen Baldwin (Baldwin's calculating machine); Edwin A. Bayley; Ernst Benecke (Brunsviga-Maschenienwerke Grimme, Natalis & Co. A.G., Braunsweig); Burroughs Adding Machine Co.; Vannevar Bush; C.E. Locke Mfg. Co. (the Locke Adder); Grover C. Chase; Colburn Gear & Mfg. Co. (George L. Colburn); Thomas A. Edison (Ediphone); Facit calculating machines; Felt & Tarrant Mfg. Co.; the Graf Zeppelin (for the calculating machines used on its flights); George B. Grant; R. Haase (Brunsviga-Maschenienwerke Grimme, Natalis & Co. A.G., Braunsweig); A.V. Kryha; George F. Kunz; Derrick N. Lehmer; the MADAS calculator; Marchant Calculating Machine Co.; the "Millionaire" (O. Steiger); Monroe Calculating Machine Co.; the Museums of the Peaceful Arts; Picht braille typewriters for the blind; George Sarton; Thaleswerk; Franz Trinks; Triumphator Works; the United States Patent Office; and the United States National Museum (Smithsonian Institution; including curators C.W. Mitman and Frank A. Taylor of the Division of Engineering, and J.E. Graf, U.S.N.M. associate director). Excerpted material is taken from various publications, such as the International office equipment magazine; the International export review; the American mathematical monthly; the Mathematics teacher; the New York Times; the New York world; the New York Sun; the Herald examiner; Colliers; the Chicago Tribune; and Science.

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Creators:
Burndy Library
Dates:
[1825?]
Size:
155 pages ([i.e. 165], [34], ill. (some col.), 24 cm.)
Collection ID:
SIL-DL.MSS1006B
Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries

On making, using, and transporting the guns, mortar, ammunition, etc. of the British Army c. 1825. Profusely illustrated with watercolors and ink diagrams, charts, and tables.

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Burndy Library
Kepler, Johannes, 1571-1630.
Dates:
[between 1591 and 1630]
Size:
3 items
Collection ID:
SIL-DL.MSS782A
Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries

D.S. in German, sheet of autograph calculations (4 p.), and holograph manuscript (4 p.) of excerpt from Eclogae Chronicae, in Latin and Greek.

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Creators:
Spicer, Peter, 1795-1873
Dates:
1805-1806
Size:
1 Volume (53 pages , 33 cm.)
Collection ID:
SIL-DL.qMSS001770
Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries

Notebook kept by Peter Spicer for recording arithmetical concepts and exercises as a young student, with an emphasis on business and bookkeeping-related skills. Some of the topics covered include: Federal money; simple interest; brokerage; insurance; compound interest; annuities; loss and gain; conjoined proportion; vulgar fractions; decimal fractions; arithmetical progression; and geometrical progression; among others.

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Creators:
De Peyster, J. Watts (John Watts), 1821-1907
Dates:
[186-?]
Size:
1 album (40 leaves, all ill. (some col.), 28 cm.)
Collection ID:
SIL-DL.UC480.F71
Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries

A scrapbook of miscellaneous illustrations of European military uniforms, historical costumes, and some ecclesiastical architecture, featuring both engravings and original artwork (ink sketches and watercolor paintings).The uniforms, with examples from the Prussian, Hanoverian, Austrian, and other armies, date mostly from the first half of the 19th century. The historical costumes are chiefly from the early modern period, and are mostly Italian.

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United States. Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Brett, George W.
Bureau Issues Association
United States. Post Office Dept.
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Dates:
[189-?]-1940
Size:
27 Volumes (approximately 6,900 p.; 1 index v., 29 cm. +)
Collection ID:
SIL-NPM.XXXX-0012
Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries

The collection consists chiefly of hand-written notes made by Southgate on a wide range of postal history topics and related matters, generally on lined or graph paper measuring 25 x 15 cm. or smaller, for keeping in triple-post binders. Some of the notes were made in "Lefax" or other commercially-available notebooks. The collection includes numerous mounted newsclippings, brochures, and excerpted articles from philatelic journals, as well as statistical data, advertisements, copies of correspondence, and diagrams made by Southgate to illustrate plate variations, etc.

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Creators:
Alexander, Robert Percival
Love, Charles M.
Dates:
1794-1984
Size:
31 boxes ((circa 2000 items))
Collection ID:
SIL-RA.XXXX-0008
Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries

Materials collected by Robert P. Alexander, acquired by him chiefly between 1975 and 1985. The collection includes photocopied, reprinted, or excerpted articles from periodicals and chapters from books, abstracts, copies of typed manuscripts, and some non-book format materials (e.g. sound recordings, slides, etc.). The source of each item is generally typed or handwritten on the piece, although the source is not recorded in every case. Some soft-bound longer monographic works are also included in the collection. The collection includes materials issued from the late 18th century (i.e., in modern editions or photocopies) through the first half of the 1980s, with the bulk of the collection dating from the late 19th century onwards.

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Creators:
Zalesch, Saul E.
Dates:
[1950-2005, bulk 1980-2004]
Size:
75 Linear Feet (circa 9,000 items, cm.)
Collection ID:
SIL-RA.XXXX-0015
Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries

Collection consists of retail mail order catalogs from numerous commercial organizations, chiefly American but also includes catalogs from European companies. Catalogs cover a wide range of consumer goods, including home furnishings, books, musical instruments, toys, men's and women's apparel, jewelry, A/V materials, firearms, art , hobby crafts and gifts.

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